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Community Environment Grants Launched

5 March, 2019

Grants for community groups to make an impact on Fraser Coast biodiversity, environment and waterways are open. 

“Council has created the Community Environment Grants to assist not-for-profit community groups undertake projects across the region,” Cr David Lewis said.

“Groups can apply for up to $2,000 to assist with projects that make a positive and ongoing contribution to our biodiversity, environment and waterways. 

“The grants could include project funding or through the provision of Council services.”

Applications close on Friday, March 22.

“Through the Community Environment Grants program Council ensures that the Fraser Coast is a diverse, strong and well-governed region of vibrant places, with an innovative and diverse economy and connected as a whole by our community spirit and respect for our natural environment,” Cr Lewis said. 

“We want to support community organisations build skills and resilience and provide opportunities for them to partner with Council on projects as well as obtain funding from other sources.

“Community groups do so much, usually raising the funds to undertake projects through sausage sizzles and raffles.

“These grants give Council an opportunity to form partnerships with community groups, recognise their efforts and the many fantastic projects that they undertake.”

The Community Engagement and Development Unit can assist groups develop and submit project applications. All applications will be assessed by a panel comprised of a community representative and Council staff.  

“Priority will be given to projects that contribute to environment protection, monitoring and rehabilitation; revegetation and establishing native vegetation corridors and buffer zones and pest management,” Cr Lewis said.

More information is available on the Community Environment Grants is available here